2019: MSPs At Risk, Everything-As-A-Service, Channel Consolidation And Blockbuster Acquisitions
With the booming economy, 2019 was a good year for the IT industry and the channel.
And yet the year certainly had its share of turbulence and controversies. A massive cloud computing contract from the Pentagon was in the headlines at the start of the year – and only became more controversial as the year wore on. Industry giants like Amazon and Google came under increased scrutiny from law makers and regulators for their business practices. And a percolating battle between industry chip giants Intel and AMD came to a full boil.
Add in major industry shifts like the move to Everything-as-a-Service, channel consolidation and IT industry acquisitions with price tags in the billions: It all made for an interesting 2019.
Here's our lineup for the 10 top news stories of 2019. Take a look and see if you agree with our choices.